The United Way of the Klamath Basin began a COVID-19 Emergency Response fund raising campaign on March 30, 2020. Ten United Way agencies made an application for emergency funds and were awarded a total of $58,325 at the close of the campaign on July 31, 2020. 100% of all funds were awarded to the United Way agencies. Our United Way provided the first $10,000 challenge grant for this campaign with an additional $48,325 being raised.
Many United Way agencies have experienced a significant loss of income due to the impact of the Coronavirus. Large gatherings and many events have been cancelled or modified. Some services have also been modified to comply with state and local COVID-19 restrictions.
We wish to thank the following companies and individuals for providing emergency support to our COVID-19 campaign: The Oregon Community Foundation, Dutch Bros. Foundation, Umpqua Bank Foundation, First Interstate Bank Foundation, Northwest Farm Credit Services Foundation, Pacific Source Health Plans, Kiwanis Club of Klamath Falls, JEJ Enterprises, Columbia Forest Products, Dr. Raul & Karri Mirandi, Rick & Susan Kreizenbeck, Neal and Susan Eberlein, Frank Ganong, Ron & Sandy Steinbock, Frank & Renee Hernandez, Mike & Laila Griffith, Glenn & Ursula Gailis, Howard Wakefield, Robert & Mary Lou Beach, John & Kendall Bell, and Leroy & Nora Cabral.
The United Way is confident as everyone follows the Oregon State and Klamath County Health guidelines regarding COVID-19, we will overcome this pandemic and be an even stronger community. Until then, be safe. Thank you.